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Psalm 26

A Psalm of David.

1Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity:

I have trusted also in Jehovah without wavering.

2Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me;

Try my heart and my mind.

3For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes;

And I have walked in thy truth.

4I have not sat with men of falsehood;

Neither will I go in with dissemblers.

5I hate the assembly of evil-doers,

And will not sit with the wicked.

6I will wash my hands in innocency:

So will I compass thine altar, O Jehovah;

7That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,

And tell of all thy wondrous works.

8Jehovah, I love the habitation of thy house,

And the place where thy glory dwelleth.

9Gather not my soul with sinners,

Nor my life with men of blood;

10In whose hands is wickedness,

And their right hand is full of bribes.

11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:

Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

12My foot standeth in an even place:

In the congregations will I bless Jehovah.


About American Standard Version

The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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